Running is, and should be, an exercise that makes you feel strong, confident and ready to take on the world. But it only takes one distracted moment to become vulnerable to an attack. As the days get shorter, we hear more and more concerns about safety while running. Soon, for many of us, it will be impossible to go for a run outside of normal working hours without running in the dark. Runners, especially women, are concerned about the possibility of being attacked when running on dark, isolated roads and trails.